Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet to his father, Joseph Smith Sr., at Harmony, Pennsylvania, February 1829.
1–4, Valiant service saves the Lord’s ministers; 5–6, Godly attributes qualify them for the ministry; 7, The things of God must be sought after.
1 Now behold, a a is about to come forth among the children of men.
2 Therefore, O ye that embark in the a of God, see that ye b him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand c before God at the last day.
3 Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are a to the work;
4 For behold the a is white already to b; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in c that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul;
5 And a, b, c and d, with an e single to the f of God, g him for the work.
6 Remember faith, a, knowledge, b, c, d e, f, charity, g, h.
7 a, and ye shall receive; b, and it shall be opened unto you. Amen.